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Tröegs Java Head Stout - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,907 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,907
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 62
Gots: 211 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 08-25-2009)
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Tucquan
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-01-15 in Columbia, PA

A - Opaque dark brown with a 2-finger dark tan head that sticks around.

S - Bread and light coffee latte

T - Dark roasted grain, pumpernickle bread, bold coffee, very little chocolate. Not too sweet. Finishes with a dark roasted coffee bitterness and burnt caramel.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Moderately creamy but not quite as thick as I like. Certainly thicker than a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout.

O - Pretty decent but not as good as Terrapin Wake N Bake or the even more impressive Founders Breakfast Stout.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of StoryOfTheGhost
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Dark brown with copper head

S- Smell coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate, metallic smell to it

T- This beer is a mess. I was surprised because I love Troegs and I love the style. Tasted mostly a roasted malt, some coffee, but not a good coffee- more like a stale coffee taste. Some chocolate and sweetness. Oatmeal. Leaves a metallic aftertaste

M- this, light body. too light for the style. Medium carbonation

O- not something that I would drink again

Photo of avaldivia
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of stealth
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, I was expecting some coffee to this brew, and...nada. The pour looked real nice - great head, great dark color. Basic roastiness in the aroma and taste, with nothing really jumping out at me. I was more disappointed by the lack of coffee than anything.

Photo of smakawhat
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real velvety like pour out of the bottle, creates a real nice together if somewhat foamy head that is nice and tan colored. Dark brown walnut body, with lots of red to it. Head clumps quite bit, looks aggressive, very nice looking beer here.

Bouquet is a slight soap, but gives to chocolate like milk. Strangely not very coffee like and some mild roasted malt character.

Taste is interesting. Chewy dark roast in the mid palate, a good texture that gives a real nice body. Finish brings a slow coffee roast, but then just rips on coffee on the finish. Coffee angle is subdued quite a bit, but grows with larger gulps and finishes. Carbonation is moderate if not low to just let the beer retain some malt sweetness and density.

Overall pretty enjoyable, perhaps not a favorite coffee angled brew but easily drinkable for a high abv as well.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of andersony17
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought the troegs variety pack.

Dark Brown, Black color pours and brown head

smells like oats and coffee

tastes like coffee and i hate coffee but i could definitely drink this every morning

surprisingly crisp and not a bad after taste

pretty darn good, kind of heavy but overall a good beer, when i get more money i'll definitely buy a case of this and stock this in my fridge

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly chilled 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint mug.

Look- Out of the bottle, this beer pours like maple syrup. It's almost completely opaque, with rosy cherry-wood highlights around the edges. Plenty of toasted-marshmallow colored head, but it starts off pretty watery-looking and retention is moderate for the style, leaving a thin film at the surface when it settled after a few minutes. Nice veiny lacing. There are also some lighter-colored neutral-buoyancy particles floating around sluggishly that I only noticed after a minute or two.

Smell- Light roasted coffee and toasted marshmallow. Maybe some bittersweet cocoa, but not much. It's not particularly strong, but it's quite appetizing, and just the right amount of sweetness.

Taste- Bitter espresso with a touch of grass at first, slowly fading to a nice woody roasted malt flavor with hints of toffee and cocoa. Bittersweet chocolate finishes it out, with the hardwood presence lingering. Aftertaste is of coffee and cedarlike hops. This brew is just sweet enough to balance the bitterness in my opinion, though I tend to drink my coffee black. Alcohol is the next thing to undetectable.

Mouthfeel- Easy drinking, but light-bodied for the style, especially after the rich-looking pour. Not a whole lot of carbonation, but what's there is entirely appropriate. There is a touch of lingering astringency, but the roasty aftertaste balances it well. Very clean for the style. It's actually similar to drinking coffee, although it sits heavier in the stomach.

Overall- Another exceptionally nice brew from an exceptional brewery. It hits all the right notes for me, and stays away from the sweet, sticky feeling I often get from oatmeal stouts. I wouldn't want to drink more than two of these in a night, however, and it lacks the kind of flavor "oomph" I'd want from a moderately heavy beer. I'll definitely pick it up again and I'd love to try it on tap if I ever get the chance.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown/black with one-finger, creamy, tan head that lasted a couple of minutes. Good lacing.

S: More hops than coffee.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Roasted coffee notes. Dark malt that is nicely balanced by hops. Pretty good.

M: medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Slightly dry.

O: Solid look, taste, and mouthfeel. The coffee was not overpowering, which was nice.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of chrisbues
2.7/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Dark chocolate brown. Light-brown, almost non-existent head.

S - Roasted, chocolate, malty. Very little coffee so far.

T - Not what I expected. Chocolate malt overtakes everything. Very little coffee. Flat and uninteresting.

M - Not as thick as I'd expect an Oatmeal Stout to be.

O - Pretty disappointed in this. Just wasn't as complex as I would expect. Not a very good stout IMHO.

Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,907 ratings.